Professor, Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management; Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, University of Toronto

Sarah Kaplan is Distinguish Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, and Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, "Creative Destruction" as well as "Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business." Her latest book is "The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation."

Her research has covered how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies in biotechnology, fiber optics, financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at the nexus of gender and finance. She recently authored “Gender Equality as an Innovation Challenge” (2017) in the Rotman Management Magazine, “The Risky Rhetoric of Female Risk Aversion” (2016) in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Meritocracy: From Myth to Reality” in the Rotman Management Magazine (2015), and “The Rise of Gender Capitalism,” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (2014). Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality.

Formerly a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (where she remains a Senior Fellow), and a consultant and innovation specialist for nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company in New York, she completed her doctoral research at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has a BA with honors in Political Science from UCLA and an MA in International Relations and International Economics from the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

See her twitter at: @sarah_kaplan and @GenderEconomy.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Fellow, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • –present
    Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, University of Toronto
  • –present
    Distinguished Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto